I'm reposting this for people who might've missed this during the week. If you already entered with me, ignore this repost!
After being exposed to CronosBlade's horrible games idea and the Old Spice Challenge from earlier this year, I became inspired to create my own elaborate version of a treasure hunt for Xbox 360 users here on Destructoid.
The contest will run for approximately 6 months, with 2 challenges and one bonus challenge issued each month. The bonus challenge will be more difficult than the 2 standard challenges, but will double your point score for that month.
The contest will run from challenge to challenge, so if all challenges are completed in less than a month's time, new challenges will be issued upon completion of the challenges by the last entrant.
The first set of challenges will be posted on Tuesday.
Top point/goal holders at the end of the contest will go into a random drawing for a prize.
Prizes are winner's choice of: 4000 MS points or a 12 month XBL card.
This challenge is NOT about getting every last achievement in a game, oh no. You'll have specific achievements you have to unlock, certain goals to hit. Achieve these goals and you'll get credited for the game, and you'll be one up on the sad sap who doesn't get the achievement or goal.
Here's some good news though. Of the things I'm planning to put in the contest, many of you may already have met these goals, and you're simply going to be clocking up points while doing nothing at all.
On the other hand, others of you will find yourselves completely screwed because you've already done something in a game that a goal will say NOT to do. You will not receive credit for that particular goal.
You will need access to game rentals or cheap game supplies to participate in the contest. I'm picking some interesting challenges, and I just about have everything decided on already.
You will also need approximately 2400 MS points to be able to participate in the challenge, as a few of the goals are tied to XBLA games. If you have a diverse selection of games, you might not have to invest anything in points.
I'll be posting the first challenge on Tuesday next week. Any interested parties need to email me in addition to replying to this post. Subject line needs to be: 2008 Cblog Xbox Scavenger Hunt.
You will need to send me your email address, your name, and your GamerTag. As I stated previously, if you've already met a goal, you get credit for it, but if you've ALREADY gotten an achievement that I clearly state NOT to get, you WILL NOT receive credit for that challenge, under any circumstances.
DVDdesign (at) google's email and then a dot-com.